Leonard to Speak on IP Issues in Political Campaigns
Mark Leonard will co-chair a panel on intellectual property law issues in political advertising at the California Political Attorneys Association’s ("CPAA") annual retreat in Monterey, CA on September 10, 2011. Mark will provide an overview of common trademark, internet and social media issues that arise in political campaigns and address strategies on how campaigns can avoid IP infringement and privacy law violations. Intellectual property law issues are arising more frequently with each election cycle and Mark has advised numerous campaign organizations, officeholders, interest groups and political parties on a variety of intellectual property and defamation law issues.
The CPAA is a nonpartisan California nonprofit corporation that provides a forum for the exchange of information between and among the members of the Association regarding political law and takes and presents positions on proposed legislation, regulations, and policy matters before appropriate state and federal agencies.